Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission recommends 'shirtless judge' Wade McCree be removed from bench
WXYZ.com Web Staff , Ross Jones
5:11 PM, Sep 9, 2013
9:53 PM, Sep 9, 2013
(WXYZ) - The Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission has recommended that Wayne County Circuit Judge Wade McCree be removed from the bench.
The commission found that McCree breached the standards of judicial conduct in multiple ways, including misconduct in office.
McCree was suspended without pay after admitting to having an affair with a woman whose child support case was before him.
McCree admits to carrying on an improper, sexual relationship with Geniene LaShay Mott, a witness in his courtroom. Mott complained that Robert King, the father of her child, wasn't paying enough in child support.
The commission also recommends that McCree be conditionally suspended without pay for a period of six years, beginning January 1, 2015 and that he be ordered to pay court costs of almost $12,000.
The recommendation now goes to the Michigan Supreme Court for a formal ruling on McCree's future. A date for that hearing has not been set.